Fraser Island is truly unique and is the largest sand island in the world. This trip is for those who want to know where everything is, learn the skills to do it yourself, experience the world of 4WD, and understand why people want to go back again and again.
The North Island adventure takes you through Orchid Beach, the lighthouse, Eastern Beach, Champaign pools, Eli Creek and the famous Moheno ship wreck. We will navigate the infamous Ngala Rocks as we make our way north – the fishing is nothing short of sensational.
Melbourne Cup will be held at the Orchid Beach Pub, and is a perfect place to celebrate Australia’s greatest horse race.
In 2021, between watching whales, and swimming with turtles, it was an experiences we never imagined.” – Sean P.
You will spend a day at Lake McKenzie and travel through diverse ecosystems as we transverse the Island. Experience the Pinnacles and sand cliffs and enjoy the recharging magic of the Champaign pools.
Meet at Tewantin, spending the night at a B&B playing pool, arcade games and cooking up a storm before unwinding at the fire and hot tub. With a country ambience, it is the perfect setting to start slowing down.
Begin the trek to Cooloola island, and make our way to Double Island Point. Here we enjoy a hearty camp breakfast next to the water – a perfect place for a quick morning swim. We then make our way north up the beach, to Rainbow Bay, and past the surf club to bitumen, where we then head to Inskip point for the barge.
Once on Fraser, we continue to head North to Eli Creek where we will stop our lunch and rest for the afternoon. You haven’t done Fraser until you have kicked back at Eli Creek, floating down the calm stream on a floatie. We then begin heading up towards the Moheno Ship wreck, before making our way to our accommodation for the evening at Orchid Beach. Spend the evening next to an open fire and a good-old camp oven cookout.
We begin a full day trek north through Ngkyala Rocks to Sandy Point, to the lighthouse. Spend some time soaking in the view, overlooking the rocks on Sandy Cape (tide dependant). This leg of the trip will expose you to the art of navigating through soft sands, the importance of steady momentum, and how to recover or be recovered on soft sands. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and bodyboard down sand dunes, swim with Turtles, SUP boarding, and fishing. We aim to ensure there is something for everyone to do.
We head to Eastern Beach. Now we have the most amazing trek planned, place to set up for the day and activities that will think you are on Gilligan’s Island, with no desire to go home again.
The morning is to live Island life; some will go fishing, some will go walking, some will lay about, and that is what the day is all about. It is your day. We will then head over to Orchid Beach Pub for lunch to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in true Island style. It is a sensational day, with the friendliest people and the coldest beers. The backdrop is nothing short of sensational. You will want to make this an inaugural trip after this.